Sunday, November 30, 2008

Gems Are In

Semi-precious stones are up these days, so we made these our very own line of creative bracelets to complement your casual looks. I usually pair these with complementary earrings and just on flip flops and comfy tops and pants. And, I just love the compliments I get!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Check Paying Post

I have been wanting to write for sponsorships but then they are limited if not qualified for me. So, I am just glad that I saw Paying Post as one of sponsor sites on other blogs.

Paying Post allows for advertisement at very reasonable rates. And since a number of bloggers find this site great, I can say, we have all blogged about it and more. This is indeed a good venue to advertise and market any product for reviews. Blogging now is is the fastest way to get and hear feedbacks from anything under the sun. No wonder, advertisers find this avenue effective and efficient.

Get paid to blog

I right away sign up and indeed they were quite fast in processing your application. In less than 2 days, I got my blogs all approved. They pay for referrals too at a very high rate and accepts reviews at the lowest rate possible. Now, that is something to look forward to. Why don't you check their site right away and get listed and advertised!

This great site deserves a thumb's up!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Are You a Shopaholic?

I have deep urges for shoes, bags, accessories, and clothings,in short, fashion overboard!Hahahaha But I only buy cash as much as possible and if I really have extra. I usually seed money for what I want to purchase. The shopping may come expensive but then, I cant seem to stop the itch of wanting until I get what I desire.Hahahhah! This seems alarming to me but I just want to plunge myself to a little pleasure after heavy and stressful works. I know I deserve this so shopping doesn't make me guilty at all.

So last night, I was quite laughing about a local TV's 3R story clip on shopaholic. It indeed reminded me of my friend who is in deep credit and anxiety and guilt because of impulsive buying. The show confirmed that shopaholic is likened to drug and alcohol addiction that requires true therapy. This is quite true since your habit can bring you to deep credit obligations and hard living not just for you but for your family as well.

How do you know? you are a shopaholic, I like you to take this personal quiz of mine:

1. You seem to buy stuffs you don't even use?

2. You buy what you don't really need?

3. You feel guilty after buying?

4. You are all worried of your piling credit?

5. Your credit overcomes you and your everyday stuffs?

If you answered 3-5 Yes to these questions, my, you are a shop addict. So, what do you have to do about this?

Try these few practical tips:

1. Let go of your credit cards. Maintaining 1 card can be practical.

2. Pay only cash for your purchases. Keep your card at home if you don't have plans of buying important out from this.

3. Don't give a high credit line for your loved ones who are shopaholic.

4. Account all your credits against your earning, if difference equals or outweigh your income, you better tighten your belt.

5. Stay away from your temptations. Don't hung around shopping mall, and other places that will invite you to purchase.

6. List down what are your priority needs, and be focused on them.

7. Ask friends and family to help you be disciplined in your purchases.

8. Pay right away your credited dues. Don't just settle for paying the minimum as interest can pile up with your outstanding balances.

Friday, November 14, 2008

New Blog Prints are In

I am quite happy that my blogger-friends do notice our shirts and really are ordering. WOW!!!!! We are indeed very busy catering to their customized designs. They like the shirts for gifts especially now that the holidays are coming. They even advice me to sell in e-bay!!!!! Perhaps, I will check on this very soon.

I shall post other upcoming text-image styles next week. We have these new prints that you might want to check. If you like these, give me a buzz. THANKS!!!

On my girlish blouse

My sister's cool print style

For Wacky Proud Bloggers

At a closer look

On chocolate brown sleeveless shirt

My personal favorite

Our previous designs:

For blogaholic like me

for grateful sponsored bloggers-design 1

Our design 2

Thursday, November 13, 2008

How to Avoid Fashion Disasters-Part 3

How conscious are we with our undergarments when we dress up? We seem to place least concern on these as they are hidden but then, people may give their appraising or disconcerting look when our insides are alarming.

Consequently, the following tips can help us.

  • Wear flesh-coloured underwear under white, light or see-through clothes.
  • If a skirt is see-through but not figure-hugging, opt for big, flesh-coloured knickers rather than a G-string.
  • If you have obvious cellulite on your bum, avoid G-strings at all costs when wearing thin fabrics.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

How to Avoid Fashion Disasters-Part 2

As a continuation to my previous post, here are the things you should do with complementing colors. Because of the emerging trends of loud colors today, I tend to see almost every woman wearing and combining dramatic colors. But instead of getting my approving nod, I can only give my disapproving disgust. Some women will just really have to follow the trend without really considering if it suits them too.

So, I can only approve of the following tips:

How to wear colours

  • Only wear shiny fabrics and bright colours on areas that you are sure can stand up to being in the limelight.
  • If you have sallow skin, dark circles or bags, don’t wear black near your face, it only draws attention to it.
  • Combining black with bright colours makes the black look boring and the colours look cheap.
  • If you’re petite or of larger build, avoid a dramatic contrast between top and bottom as this will cut you in half.
to be continued. . .

Friday, November 7, 2008

Planning for a Travel?

Travels are my destressors from work and routinary schedules. But, of course any trip can be a cause of stress too. So, I make it a point to write on a short list what I must do and bring,not only for my own use, but also, of my companions. I am indeed an organizer, and sometimes, an irritating organizer.LOL!

But I cant help share these practical tips to make your travel, more enjoyable and less anxious.

1. If you are working, plan ahead your trip, so you don't have to bring your work with you. I usually do all the reports ahead of their schedules, so I wont stress my employer and co-workers of my absence and wont worry at all when I get back.

2. Bring enough cash but bring your life-saving cards too. You never when they come handy. Just rein yourself from impulsive buying though.

3. Make a check list of what you should bring. If I have to travel with companions, I list their important stuffs under their respective names. This makes the packing easier.

4. Pack light as much as possible. You dont want to have that back aches from bringing your luggages.

5. Bring an extra party wardrobe and no-iron-required clothing and an extra pair of shoes or sandals. You can always paint the new town red with your gears and boots. I am a jean person, but then I have to sport on my fave tops, belts, and bags. I have to look and feel good whereever I should be. This is my vain golden rule!

6.To complement your clothing taste, bring your make-up, other facial and beauty stuffs. Of course, don't forget to put on your sunscreen cream and sunglasses.

7. While you are in your travel, ENJOY and SAVOR the fun with or without your friends, or loved ones. Of course, photo shoots of your happy moments should be a must. You owe that to yourself!

Happy Traveling!

Our Blog Shirt Customers

My blogger-friends were kind enough to support my boutique with these blog print shirts we made. Even Twerlyn who is in Cebu, placed her 2 orders through my blog and was proud enough to write on her blog and post her picture in our blog shirt. Other GenSan bloggers are also placing their preferred shirt designs and colors, and we are just too happy to receive their requests.

Twerlyn from Cebu City posted her picture in our blog shirt.

Aethen from Manila, wearing already the shirt!

Blogging is part of my day and since I am a proud blogger, I can't help but show off that pride through a shirt. I have two colors and text-styles for my shirts and even my son, Yuri and partner, get to wear it too.

So, I thank proud bloggers for appreciating our works. We are still preparing other text prints that will suit the taste of others. Any suggestion?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Avoid Fashion Disasters-Part 1

I was a lousy dresser before as I wore only among black, brown and blue on formal occasions and loose jeans tops and sneakers on usual days. So, I was quite classified under the only-for-friends category. Geez, I never had boys who flirted around me except the lunatics.Hahahahah!

But, of course, we age and we grow up, in body and in sense, so I tried various stuffs, may it be in fashion or lifestyle. I have to say, I am more confident of my looks and what I can possibly wear to boost my good features. And, my oh my, I get to have a good set of praising looks both from the girl-boy sides. So, these show that I am living what I am talking.

I like to share these fashion tips you have to follow from BBC America in another blog, Women Only, so you wont get that discouraging looks instead:

The style basics

  • Recognize your assets and choose clothes which flatter this part of your body.
  • Show off your breasts OR your bum, never both in one outfit.
  • If you have love handles or a round tummy, wear textured fabrics and wrap-around tops.
  • If you have a short or wide neck, wear tops that are open at the neck, rather than high or round ones, to lengthen and slim your neck.
  • If your clothes are too tight, you’ll look fatter not thinner; straining fabric is a style no-no.
to be continued. . .

Family Chic Costumes

The Bunny Niece!

The wacky wannabes!

Our Egyptian, and 80's lady-sisters, and Arabian Mother!

With other Filipino Ladies!

Our family in Wisconsin religiously enjoy the Halloween fever and so we are just to glad to receive their pictures with their fun costumes, even my little niece got to wear a bunny stuff. LOL!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Body Basics for Every Figure

If I am hesitant to wear something new and different from my usual wardrobes, I would usually ask my friends to assess my looks. If I am not really comfortable with the style, then regardless of their positive opinion, I go on with my taste. But being fashionable, doesn't really mean following the trend. I still say, it is being creative and adding style and elegance to what you wear. More importantly, you have to be confident of what you wear as your face and body movements tell expressively what you feel.

These tips from can also help you.

  • Wear colors that look great on you. Not sure what those are? Grab a trusted friend and head to the mall. Hold up tons of colors next to your face and get feedback from your friend. Hues that compliment most complexions: pink, blue, white (you'll just need to change the intensity of these colors to suit your coloring, i.e. hot pink for darker skins, carnation for fairer, ivory for olive tones, etc.)
  • Nobody looks good in high-waisted, pleated pants with narrow ankle openings, but manufacturers still turn these out in droves. Avoid!
  • Don't worry about being trendy when you look at what suits your figure: concentrate on what flatters, and add up-to-date shoes, handbags and accessories later.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Get One Size Smaller

Ever worried about your weight? Reluctant to wear anything sexy? Lucky me that I was able to read these easy-to-follow steps from Redbook September 2003 issue. You can try these too and boost your beauty more without worrying the width.

Get-Slim Idea # 1: Wear a bold accessory.

Why it works: A great piece draws attention to your best feature and away from your trouble spots. Got a great waist? Wear a fabulous belt. Amazing ankles? Try something sexy sling backs.

Get-Slim Idea # 2: Slip on a suit jacket

Why it works: A blazer that hits your legs just below the "saddlebag spot" will disguise thick thighs. Plus, a jacket makes you look slightly broader at the shoulders, better balancing wide hips.

Get-Slim Idea # 3: Dress in one strong color

Why it works: The head-to-toe flow of one color tricks the eye, making you look thinner and taller! You can wear any rich hue just stay away from pastels and neon brights.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Earrings for Your Beauty

Shell with Stones at $5.00.

Mother of Pearl's Shell at $5.00.

Are you a nature lover? Do you like green stuffs on you and feel mother Earth? I am guilty on this. So, I take pride and responsibility of promoting recycle and preservation of nature. And of course, I cant help but make use of my creative hands on working on some good and lovely shells for our accessories. I found these two of my collections which I know you would love to wear too.

Practical Tips for Your Jewelry

Do you have a handy of your silver or gold jewelry from loved ones that you hold their gifts dear or that you bought the pieces your own and the pocket still soars from the bucks you spare on these precious stuffs?

I have my own collection of jewelry, gold or silver and of course, I want to keep them more valuable each day, by keeping their original appearance, weight and color. So, I want to part these practical and safe tips to you based from my very own doings.

1. Keep your jewelry gold or silver in safe place and must always be in pairs (if they must be in pairs) and free from entanglement.
2. Once a month, place your jewelry on a lukewarm water with your not-too strong shampoo for 5-10 minutes.
3. Brush lightly the jewelry to remove the dust and the dirt.
4. Tap them dry.

Voila! Your pieces are as good as new!
It wont hurt also if you bring your stuffs to your jeweler once a year to restore its natural color. If these don't work, then let me know.